Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam voiced optimism Monday that the drafting of his new government's policy statement would be swift and gain Parliament's confidence vote."This should guarantee that the concerned political parties grant the government the vote of confidence because almost all the main groups are represented," Salam said.Ten months after his designation, Salam announced the formation of his "national interest" Cabinet on Feb. 15, bringing together 24 ministers from the Hezbollah-lead March 8 alliance, the March 14 coalition and centrists.Commenting on the critcisms that preceded the Cabinet formation, Salam said the March 8 coalition, particularly Hezbollah, made compromises that eventually paved the way for the March 14 group to join.
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